General Information

Event name: NO-14-042
Country: NORWAY
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 540-1662 g STX/kg)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): Mytilus edulis
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Norwegian Food Safety Autority monitoring program)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Kleiven

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Norwegian Sea, North, Mkland
HAB Area code(s): NO-03
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2014-08-25, End: 2014-10-27
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Week 35:PSP 540gSTX/kg,week 39:PSP 1662gSTX

Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 1662 g STX/kg Other
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: Harvesting was locally banned. The public was warned against picking toxic mussels.
Created at 01:56 on 24 Nov 2014
Updated at 09:06 on 13 Jan 2015
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